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The Resource Preaching the converted : the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies, Samantha Zacher

Preaching the converted : the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies, Samantha Zacher

Label
Preaching the converted : the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies
Title
Preaching the converted
Title remainder
the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Zacher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Vercelli Book is one of the oldest surviving collections of Old English homilies and poems, compiled in England in the tenth century. Preaching the Converted provides a sustained literary analysis of the book's prose homilies and demonstrates that they employ rhetorical techniques commonly associated with vernacular verse. The study argues that the dazzling textual complexity of these homilies rivals the most accomplished examples of Old English poetry. Highlighting the use of word play, verbal and structural repetition, elaborate catalogues, and figurative language, Samantha Zacher's study of the Vercelli Book fills a gap in the history of English preaching by foregrounding the significance of these prose homilies as an intermediary form. Also analyzing the Latin and vernacular sources behind the Vercelli texts to reveal the theological and formal interests informing the collection as a whole, Preaching the Converted is a rigorous examination of Old English homiletic rhetoric and poetics."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
CNCGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zacher, Samantha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Sermons, English (Old)
  • Prose anglaise
  • Sermons anglais (vieil anglais)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Sermons, English (Old)
  • Homilie
  • Sermons, English
  • Fornengelsk litteratur
  • Predikningar
Label
Preaching the converted : the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies, Samantha Zacher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Locating the Vercelli Homilies: Their Place in the Book, and the Book in Its Place -- 2. Reinventing the Past: Originality and the Vercelli Homilies -- 3. Seeing Double: The Repetition of Themes and Text in the Vercelli Book -- 4. 'Where Are They Now?': The Sources and Techniques of Adaptation and Compilation in the Vercelli Book -- 5. 'Body and Soul' of the Vercelli Book: The Heart of the Corpus -- 6. 'For the Sake of Beauty and Utility': The Place of Figurative Language in the Vercelli Homilies -- 7. At a Crossroads: Generic Ambiguity in the Guthlac Narrative of the Vercelli Book -- 8. Conclusion: Rhetorical Models and Modes of Style -- Appendix 1. Contents of the Vercelli Homilies and Relevant Variant Texts -- Appendix 2. Divisions in the Vercelli Book
Control code
ocn635461327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688858
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt566r8
  • 2d694073-a46a-4f2a-b13d-06c9e2e54f63
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635461327
Label
Preaching the converted : the style and rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies, Samantha Zacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Locating the Vercelli Homilies: Their Place in the Book, and the Book in Its Place -- 2. Reinventing the Past: Originality and the Vercelli Homilies -- 3. Seeing Double: The Repetition of Themes and Text in the Vercelli Book -- 4. 'Where Are They Now?': The Sources and Techniques of Adaptation and Compilation in the Vercelli Book -- 5. 'Body and Soul' of the Vercelli Book: The Heart of the Corpus -- 6. 'For the Sake of Beauty and Utility': The Place of Figurative Language in the Vercelli Homilies -- 7. At a Crossroads: Generic Ambiguity in the Guthlac Narrative of the Vercelli Book -- 8. Conclusion: Rhetorical Models and Modes of Style -- Appendix 1. Contents of the Vercelli Homilies and Relevant Variant Texts -- Appendix 2. Divisions in the Vercelli Book
Control code
ocn635461327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688858
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt566r8
  • 2d694073-a46a-4f2a-b13d-06c9e2e54f63
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635461327

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